Unless you've tried it, how can you judge it?
FYI: EA strongly suggested that Respawn compress their audio, and offered the engineering to do it, but Respawn said no.
True, and consider that the hard drive too will be damaged by driving it for long periods of time. The situation seems to be a little more gray than simply "any broken speaker is Dell's fault."
How could OS X not be based on an previous Apple OS when it looks and works 90% the same? The primary difference it that tool bar it has that previous Mac OS didn't have.
That's not how the hack worked. The hackers had software on the POS machines that read the RAM of the machines and when the card info was briefly in RAM during the transaction the hackers grabbed it.
A better question is one of why these POS machines don't have a more locked down OS that allows only signed processing from running. XBox, Playstation, and iPhone have been doing this successfully for years, so surely commercial POS machines could.
But there was still a browser exploit involved, right? What version of what browser was being used?
I've been using that ribbon for three years and still hate it. Every time I need to find something I haven't used in a week I end up spending a minute poking around that ribbon trying to figure out where it is. The menus are far faster to deal with.
VC++ includes nearly all of C++98 and includes pretty much everything that matters to any professional developer. As for being riddled with bugs, you don't know what you are talking about.
The fact that John Carmack uses and prefers Visual Studio should prove that you are the noob here.
Your "man up" attitude is why Linux will never succeed.
Microsoft was quick to issue a denial to the press. "The information shared by our Czech subsidiary is not accurate. We do not have anything further to share at this time." Translation? They are doing it. Maybe a few facts are off, but they are doing a port. It's not a flat-out denial; it's a claim of inaccuracy. That's all the wiggle room a company needs to avoid being called a liar.
It's an acknowledgement of two facts: the iPad is the tablet of choice at the moment, and the enterprise really likes its tablets. At the Tablet Strategy conference last April, Chris Hazelton from 451 Research said its own research showed 78.4% of companies surveyed allowed employees to bring in their own devices. That contrasts with just 18% of employers actually providing their employees with tablets. Supporting iOS and Android means no matter what tablet you use, Office will be there. And isn't that what Microsoft wants in the end?"
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FWIW, ARM isn't a pure RISC instruction set.
I think open source is great for some things (compilers, browsers), but it doesn't work for games. Games require too much of a coordinated development effort and involve multiple disciplines beyond programming.
According to this week's Anandtech's article, the Transformer Prime Tegra 3's CPU outperformans the iPad 3. It's the GPU that falls short of the iPad 3, mostly due to having less GPU transistors and not due to architectural weakness.